Although the NFL has transformed itself into the ultimate reality show, the actual reality show based on NFL training camp, HBO’s Hard Knocks, kicks off Tuesday.
The show might not have as compelling of a focal point as it did with the Jets’ Rex Ryan, he who hyperbolized even the act of going to get a snack.
Newly rechristened Chad Johnson will do his best to reprise his enthralling comedic performance from HBO’s series featuring the Bengals.
That series produced highlights like “kiss da baby,” “child please,” “what’s up with the what’s up?” and a revelation that Johnson is actually an adequate field goal kicker if needed.
Although it remains to see what compelling tales that the crew uncovers on the fringes of the roster, a closer look at a few front-burner camp storylines might give an indication of what to expect in the first year of the Joe Philbin regime.
Philbin has stated that his newly-released depth chart is a “fluid situation,” but which way will these waters flow?